Sustainable Kratom Growers
How we pity the original settler peasants who came and tilled this land before we did. How we fear disgorgement from the teet of civility. In other words, we are terrified of being separated from central heating, our microwaves, and the nearest Wifi hotspot.
But oh, nature! How we yearn for thee. How softly upon her bosom do we lay in those warm summer nights, cooled by an autumn breeze or the swift river flow…!
Ok, what we’re getting at here is the dissonance in which we all live, our intrinsic desire to be one with nature, yet how far we separate ourselves from some of her more unforgiving edges. All that we have has come from the natural world! Even the chips in our very unnatural computers come from stone and slate, the couches we lay on from fabric made of plants, and all we eat is harvested from fields afar.
Yea, nature is cool as hell, but how can we enjoy it while utilizing its gifts sustainably. More specifically, is kratom farming sustainable? The Kratom Company and many others work to make it so. If you’re wondering how kratom growers keep their operations eco-friendly, read on here to get the facts.
Kratom & The Environment
We often hear about our own involvement with Mother Nature’s rapid decline. Even if some choose not to believe that humans are damaging the environment, we can at least agree to look at single instances of deforestation or coal mining that clearly show how we’re using up many natural resources.
Because much of deforestation is conducted to allow for farming, does kratom farming contribute to the fall of the rainforests? Are kratom growers responsible for the damage we might be causing the planet? One rainy ‘eve whilst we capsuled our kratom, we looked at the powder before us and wondered if this was in some way culpable for an alteration of our planet.
Upon further research, the news was good! We were delighted to discover that kratom farming is perhaps one of the most sustainable, environmentally friendly methods of cultivation currently employed.
Go Green, Go Kratom Growers!
One of the central tenets behind the ‘Go Green’ movement is the idea of sustainability. Nature is a forgiving mistress, but she has her limits for exploitation. Upon learning that kratom growers utilize eminently sustainable and even beneficial, methods, we were quite pleased to learn that we are supporting an industry that is a net positive on the environment.
Specific Benefits of Kratom Farming
In order to harvest kratom, the tree from which it grows must be cultivated and sustained for the long term. It turns out that kratom trees create natural anchor points in the rainforests, which populate Indonesia, Vietnam, and other countries in the Pacific Island chain. Because kratom growers are planting new anchor points throughout their countries, they’re actively preventing deforestation. Kratom farms, which can stretch out for acres, ensure that our arboreal overlords continue to provide the basis of life on earth.
Benefits of Forestation
Forestation is good for the soil, as it supports the organic cycles of nutrient uptake and dispensation. With kratom growers adding more green to the planet, they’re ensuring that sections of forest are protected and that no span of land is devoid of tree life. With plentiful forests, bird and animal life find sanctuary, keeping the protective forest canopy healthy and acting as impediments to pests that can damage the kratom farms.
The Process of Creating Kratom
The traditional processes of kratom growers are not only friendly to the environment but to the people who work with them. As kratom expands as a commodity, farmers in South East Asia find themselves financially stable as exports grow. Today’s kratom farms are run by families who pass their craft down through generations, supporting small business models.
Kratom growers don’t require any mechanization during harvesting. Primarily done by hand, they don’t produce dangerous chemical waste or pesticidal damage. They don’t need steam or oil to produce the kratom crops, which are also seen as boons to local village communities who may find themselves otherwise marginalized by the rapidly urbanizing economies emergent in many Southeast Asian countries. These types of farms can actually provide stability to entire villages and regions.
When the plant is ready, the harvesters pick, dry, and grind kratom leaves into powder. The powder is sometimes steam cleaned, sun-dried, or sanitized using other natural methods. Once the drying process is complete, kratom growers package and ship the powder away.
Similar to how the American government subsidizes farms in tacit recognition of their immense worth, so too can the kratom community recognize the value of these kratom farmers. They produce a product that helps millions of people across the world! Better yet, is the environmentally stable – even productive – methods by which they grow kratom. In every sense of the phrase, to enjoy kratom is to ‘go green.’
Sustainability is just another reason to love kratom! If you’re a kratom convert, explore the products at The Kratom Company today to find high-quality, ethically sourced powder!